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We are seeking a Environmental/Natural Resource Educator position!

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Environmental/Natural Resource Educator 

Deadline to apply is Thursday, September 8, 2022.
For more information and to APPLY, go to: 
https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/CCE-of-Seneca-County-Environmental-Natural-Resource-Educator---Waterloo--NY_WDR-00032354

The Environmental/Natural Resource Educator works collaboratively with CCE of Seneca, Schuyler, and Cayuga counties to develop, assess, deliver, and evaluate new and existing programs. Educational efforts include the promotion of, and engagement with Cornell Climate Stewards and Seneca GR&EEN programs, as well as the subjects of climate change, recycling, lakes and watersheds, invasive species, solid waste management, composting, or other related topics as needed or assigned. This position may work with Cornell, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, area sportsmen’s clubs, lake/watershed associations, and other relevant organizations to provide programming and projects in the areas of Fisheries, Wildlife, Master Naturalist, and Master Forester programs.


The Educator serves as an influential subject matter expert working with CCE staff, youth, and volunteers, as well as partner organizations, governmental offices, members of the public, and others. This position works independently and with limited supervision, influencing policies and decisions for the Association.

The Educator reports to, and is located in CCE of Seneca County, with programmatic oversight and guidance from CCE of Cayuga and Schuyler counties.

Application Instructions

Position Summary:

Explain the purpose for the position and summarize the responsibilities.

The Environmental/Natural Resource Educator works collaboratively with CCE of Seneca, Schuyler, and Cayuga counties to develop, assess, deliver, and evaluate new and existing programs. Educational efforts include the promotion of, and engagement with Cornell Climate Stewards and Seneca GR&EEN programs, as well as the subjects of climate change, recycling, lakes and watersheds, invasive species, solid waste management, composting, or other related topics as needed or assigned. This position may work with Cornell, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, area sportsmen’s clubs, lake/watershed associations, and other relevant organizations to provide programming and projects in the areas of Fisheries, Wildlife, Master Naturalist, and Master Forester programs.

The Educator serves as an influential subject matter expert working with CCE staff, youth, and volunteers, as well as partner organizations, governmental offices, members of the public, and others. This position works independently and with limited supervision, influencing policies and decisions for the Association.

The Educator reports to, and is located in CCE of Seneca County, with programmatic oversight and guidance from CCE of Cayuga and Schuyler counties.

Required Qualifications:

Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Studies/Education; Environmental Communication; Natural Resources Management; Environmental Science; Ecology; Sustainability, or related field.
  • Experience relevant to the role of position.
  • Ability to help ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs.
  • Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Program Skills – Ability to assess, develop, deliver, and evaluate programs. Ability to effectively participate in and assist in leading professional team efforts.
  • Communication Skills - Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels, use traditional tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g. computers, audio, video, etc.). Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with external partners, program participants, employees, and others.
  • Technology Skills - Proficiency with or ability to learn Microsoft Office suite, database, internet, and virtual presentation software.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position frequently lifts, moves, or transports program related materials, equipment, and composting materials.The position regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, precipitation, primarily to demonstrate hands on environmental education at locations like county and state fairs, outdoor community events, farms, gardens, and natural environmental settings.

Preferred Qualifications:

Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.

  • Experience working with youth.
  • Experience with social media and virtual learning platforms.
  • Spanish language communication skills

Last updated August 18, 2022